Jordi Gual Solé, president of CaixaBank since 2016, was awarded last night with the Gold Badge of the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts. During the celebration, in Barcelona, of the fifteenth edition of its annual dinner, the professional association recognized the professional career of Gual and his management at the head of one of the first banking groups in Spain.
In addition, the head of CaixaBank has also applauded his academic career both at IESE and other international training centers such as the University of California, Berkeley or the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Jordi Gual's academic career has been assessed, both at IESE and at other international universities such as the University of California or Berkeley
Cirus Andreu, vice president of the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts and president of the Catalan delegation of the Institute, stressed during the dinner that Jordi Gual – who joined the “la Caixa” group in 2005 – deserves this distinction thanks to his long business career and academic and its position as a reference in the country.
The event, which was held yesterday at the Equestrian Circle, also hosted the fourth edition of the Rafael Termes Carreró Research and Study Awards. These annual awards recognize the research and study work in the field of professional performance of the financial analyst.
In this fourth edition, José Ramón de la Osa, economist and stock trader at Banco Sabadell, has been awarded with 10,000 euros. They highlighted their study on “The return-risk of housing: what can we learn from the Spanish real estate bubble”.
The fourth edition of the Rafael Termes Carreró Research and Study Awards was also held last night
Finally, the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts – an association founded in 1965 and that brings together more than 1,500 analysts and finance professionals from all over Spain – delivered the silver badges to the members who have been in the entity for 25 years.
He also awarded the 2019 Analyst of the Year award to José Bonafonte, of BonaCapital, family Office. This award is given annually to the IEAF member who makes the best forecast for closing the IBEX 35 at one year.